2020 Mazda CX-30 unveiled in Geneva

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Mazda has unveiled the CX-30, the sixth SUV to join its expanding SUV range.

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Measuring in at 4395mm long, 1795mm wide and 1540mm tall, with a 2655mm wheelbase, the CX-30 slides in in the Mazda range between the small CX-3 and mid-size CX-5.

Visually, the CX-30 combines the sleek lines and design cues of the new 3 hatch with the high-riding elements from the CX-5 SUV. Up front there’s a wider version of the 3’s grille, surrounded by LED headlights and black lower intakes. Around the side, the skirts and wheel arches are covered extensively in matte black cladding, while down the rear there are LED taillights mounted high on the body along with a rakish rear window.

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Inside, the cabin has been essentially copied from the related hatch, with an 8.8-inch central infotainment display controlled via a rotary controller dominating the dashboard. In front of the driver is a part-digital TFT instrment cluster, along with leather-wrapped premium steering wheel. Like the 3, the CX-30’s seats have been sculpted to reflect the S-shape of the human spine, and are wrapped in a choice of black or Pure White leather.

Mazda claims the CX-30 offers a ‘spacious’ cabin for five passengers, complemented by a 430 litre boot.

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Three engines will be offered in Europe: a 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol, 1.8-litre turbo-diesel, and the 2.0-litre SkyActiv-X compression-ignition petrol engine. Either the front or all wheels will be driven by the powertrain range, which will be offered with a choice of six-speed manual and automatic transmissions. Mazda’s G-Vectoring torque-vectoring system also features on AWD models.

Technology and active safety features available on the new range include adaptive LED headlights, adaptive cruise control, front cross-traffic alert, autonomous emergency braking and driver fatigue monitoring.

The Mazda CX-30 goes on sale in Europe later this year. An Australian launch is scheduled for early 2020.

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